Use: Advent, Christmas, Lent. Easter, Marian, Funeral, General
Required Resources: 2-, 3- 4-part choir
Optional Resources: C or B-flat instrument
Language: English (Latin descants)
Rounds are an effective and easy way to add some contrapuntal flair to your choral program.
Heath Morber offers a group of eight rounds, on texts spanning the liturgical year.
Two rounds are in three parts; the rest are 4-part compositions.
Each has a vocal descant, which can also be played on a C or B-flat instrument [music provided].
The rounds are in English; the titles and descants are in Latin.
- Advent: [Ad te levavi] "To you I lift up my soul …"
- Christmas: [Puer natus est] "A Child is born for us …"
- Lent: [Miserere mei] "Have mercy on me, O God …"
- Easter: [Hæc dies] "This is the day the Lord has made …"
- Trinity: [Gloria Patri] "Glory be to the Father …"
- Communion: [Oculi omnium] "The eyes of all …"
- Marian: [Magnificat anima mea] "May soul glorifies the Lord …"
- Funeral: [Requiem æternam] "Eternal rest grant them, O Lord …"
Order #: 5033
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